May 31, 2005
On May 28, 2005, CAMILLE M. KRAETZER (nee Pucciarella) beloved wife of the late Ralph H. Kraetzer, devoted mother of Marilynn Eberly-Zullo and Deborah Bach, dear gradnmother of Richard and Michael Eberly and the late Shawn Christopher Bach, loving great-grandmother of Sydnie and Alison Eberly, dear sister of Daniel and Eugene Pucciarella. A Memorial Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk Inc., 7922 Wise Avenue, on Thursday at 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
September 10, 2006
Sister Mary Camille Neary, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of pneumonia Monday at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 81. Born Elizabeth Katherine Neary in Baltimore and raised on Cecil Avenue, she attended St. Ann's Parochial School. She attended the Institute of Notre Dame for a year before joining the Roman Catholic religious order in 1944, when she took the name Mary Camille. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and later studied at Boston College.
August 21, 2004
Survivors of Hurricane Charley share a kinship with victims of another vicious hurricane that raced through the Gulf of Mexico 35 years ago this week. Camille, only the second Category-5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States during the last century, slammed headlong into the Mississippi and southeast Louisiana Gulf Coast during the evening of Aug. 17, 1969, with screaming winds that gusted up to 200 mph. Accompanied by 20-foot storm tides and rains of less than a foot, Camille exhibited such savagery that those exposed to it likely found God that night or lost their faith, as the hurricane with all its brutal destructiveness roared overhead for what seemed endless hours.
August 26, 1998
Just when you think the consumptive Marguerite Gautier has coughed for the last time, the public demands she suffer and die yet again. That has been the fate of a romantic literary character whose appeal lingers.Alexandre Dumas fils, who based Marguerite on a Parisian courtesan with whom he had an affair in the 1840s, first told her story in his novel "La Dame Aux Camelias." Its success prompted him to write an equally popular stage adaptation. This, in turn, was the basis for Verdi's opera "La Traviata."
May 24, 2004
William Camille Pierne, a city public school educator who spent his 30-year career trying to enrich the lives of his special-education students, died of cancer Wednesday at his Bel Air home. He was 57. Mr. Pierne taught special-education students at the Claremont School on Erdman Avenue and Venable Senior High School. He spent the last decade of his career at the William S. Baer School in Northwest Baltimore until retiring in 2000 because of failing health. "These were multihandicapped students who were mentally fragile and emotionally disturbed," said his wife of six months, the former Nancy Saunders, who also teaches at Baer.
September 12, 2011
As a housewife and mother of three young children ages 6, 7, and 8 living in the suburbs of Baltimore, I find myself intoxicated by the Bravo reality television series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. " I think this group -- more than any other Housewives grouping (Atlanta, New York, New Jersey or Orange County) -- symbolizes what is possible when you have millions in the bank … yet these women seem to face the same dysfunction that I experience on a daily basis, only in a fancier home with a lot more shoes.